Friday 17 May 2013

Preview: The Handsome Family at The Musician, 26th May (+ all remaining dates)

Magic Teapot presents...

The Handsome Family
Sunday 26th May
plus Snowapple
The Handsome Family is a 20-year songwriting collaboration between husband and wife, Brett (music) and Rennie Sparks (words). Their lyrics and music are very intense, highly descriptive and full of meticulously-researched narrative and exhilerating musical re-imaginings of everything from Appalacian holler, psychedelic rock, Tin Pan Alley and medieval ballad. Of course you don’t have to be a music historian to love these songs. They are full of romantic longing for nature’s mysterious beauty and the tiny wonders of everyday life. They pair sweet melody with sad harmony, love poetry with dark beats. This is music that makes you shiver and cry, but also makes you happy to be alive.

"Words that in their everyday surrealism have no parallel in contemporary writing... Music that mines the deep veins of fatalism in the Appalachian voice" - Greil Marcus

"This is music that moves forward by turning the clock back - haunting, primal and strangely heroic"
- The London Times

Remember; always check with the venue before travelling:

All remaining dates:
17 – MANCHESTER, Ruby Lounge
18 – GLASGOW, The Arches
19 – GATESHEAD, Old Town Hall
21 – SHEFFIELD, Greystones (sold out)
22 – LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
24 – KIRBYMOORSIDE, The Band Room  (sold out)
25 – HEBDEN BRIDGE, The Trades Club
26 – LEICESTER, The Musician
28 – NORWICH, Arts Centre
29 – LONDON, Islington Assembly Hall
30 – BRISTOL, The Fleece 
31 – OXFORD, The Bullingdon

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